Ship Your Car To Or From Scotland.
Typical Shipping Prices – How Much Does It Cost?
- The average cost of shipping a car to Scotland from the United States generally falls between $2,500 and $5,200 for a standard sized car.
- Large vehicles, especially those that do not fit into a shipping container cost more to ship.
Cost & Time Examples For Shipping a Car to Scotland
|San Jose, CA to (California port) to Grangemouth||$200||$3,200||5+44|
|New York, NY to (New York port) to Grangemouth||$275||$2,300||5+19|
|Portland, OR to (California port) to Grangemouth||$475||$3,200||6+44|
|Seattle, WA to (California port) to Grangemouth||$550||$3,200||6+44|
|Columbus, OH to (New York port) to Grangemouth||$550||$2,300||5+19|
|Detroit, MI to (New York port) to Grangemouth||$575||$2,300||6+19|
|Denver, CO to (California port) to Grangemouth||$775||$3,200||7+44|
|Memphis, TN to (New York port) to Grangemouth||$800||$2,300||6+19|
|Miami, FL to (New York port) to Grangemouth||$925||$2,300||7+19|
|Dallas, TX to (California port) to Grangemouth||$1,025||$3,200||7+44|
*Prices and times are estimated. They can vary depending on the season and the type of vehicle.
*Save the ground transport cost by delivering the vehicle to the nearest port.
*Allow an additional 10 days to process the documents.
*Prices are for 1 car in a dedicated 20ft container. This is the safest and most reliable way to transport a vehicle internationally. Other items may be included in the container to help save you money when moving.
*Using the RoRo (roll on, roll off) method is less expensive and shipments can be completed in fewer days. Contact us now for a free RoRo quote.
Scotland is part of the United Kingdom, so if you decide to import your vehicle into Scotland, you will need to adhere to all of the policies regulated by the UK. The first two requirements are specific regulations that must be met by the vehicle:
The vehicle must also comply with environmental and safety guidelines. The easiest and most straightforward way to do this is to use the Individual Vehicle Approval scheme and follow the steps given at this website.
Once the vehicle is shipped to Scotland, you will be subject to customs duties and taxes, and using the vehicle specifics, you can easily compute the total here.
Learn more about vehicle registration process in Scotland.
Popular Shipping Destinations.
Required Documents For Shipping A Vehicle To Scotland.
- Bill of lading or air waybill.
- Shipping declaration.
- Work permit.
- C104A or appropriate import form.
Most individuals who ship vehicles into Scotland are also subject to the Value Added Tax (VAT), which is due prior to shipping the vehicle. Only those who fall into a few specific categories can possibly have this additional fee waived. Exemptions may be given if:
- You are permanently moving to Scotland.
- You are importing a previously exported Scotland vehicle.
- You are a non-European Union member and you don’t intend to stay longer than 6 months (this is known as temporary admission relief)
In order to determine the amount of your VAT, or to find out if you qualified to have the duties and taxes waived, complete the “Notification of Vehicle Arrival” service online here which is the website for HM Revenue and Customs.
It is also extremely helpful and will ensure the process of shipping your vehicle to Scotland is smooth one if you complete a “Vehicle Import Pack” from the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) on the Department of Transport website.
The DVLA is similar to the DMV in the US and will also be the agency you contact if you would like to ship a vehicle over 10 years of age since there are restrictions placed on older vehicles.
Finally, ensure you select a reputable auto transport company to help you through this process. Shipping a vehicle internationally can be both daunting and intimidating, but with the right knowledge, resources, and partner, the whole procedure can go off without a hitch.
Written By:Joe Webster
Joe Webster began his journey in the auto transport field by attending the University of Southern California (USC), where he graduated with a Bachelor of Business Marketing.
After college, he started his career in the auto transport industry from the bottom up and has done virtually every job there is to do at A-1 Auto Transport, including but not limited to: Truck Driver, Dispatch, Sales, PR, Bookkeeping, Transport Planner, Transport Manager, International Transport Manager, Brokering, Customer Service, and Marketing. Working with his mentor Tony Taylor, Joe Webster has learned the ins and outs of this industry which is largely misunderstood.
With over 30 years experience in the industry, we've been helping people ship their vehicles, motorcycles, RV's, heavy equipment, household goods and more across the country or overseas without a hitch. Ask us anything.